UP CLOSE & PERSONAL – MY DAILY FITNESS JOURNAL

MY DAILY FITNESS JOURNAL – DAY 2
By Jennifer Gendron, PTS/FIS

This morning started off with one of my favorite smoothies!  This is a great recipe from Tosca Reno that sounds a little strange but is absolutely delicious! 

BREAKFAST IN A BLENDER
From the “Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook” by Tosca Reno

INGREDIENTS:
2 scoops protein powder of your choice
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
2/3 cup water or soy, cow’s, almond or rice milk
1 tbsp natural almond butter or nut butter of your choice
1 frozen banana (or a fresh banana)
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp lax seed (whole flax seed is fine)
1 tbsp wheat germ
1/2 cup ice cubes

PREPARATION:
Blend all ingredients.  Drink your breakfast!

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:
Calories: 224 | Calories from Fat: 56 | Protein: 17g | Carbs: 25g | Dietary Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Fat: 6g | Sodium 99 mg

This fueled me up for a morning of double classes! The morning kicked off with Body Sculpt followed by Bender Ball.  These two classes back to back are a great compliment to one another to build strength and get a good stretch!  A great combination to take in.

After classes, I got to experience a treatment that I really need to put in a plug for!  If you have never tried Trigger Point Therapy, I highly recommend it!  While I have regularly gone for massage to alleviate tight muscles and issues, this was the first time I have ever tried trigger point and the relief it provided was almost instantaneous.  You can read more about it and learn about Heather Brittain of Trigger Point Bodywork at www.triggerpointbodywork.com

My healthy “eat clean” lunch & snacks for the day – beef soup prepared on Sunday, apple, pineapple, grape tomatoes with hummus and a mixture of almonds and pumpkin seeds.  Adding nuts and seeds to your diet is a great way to ensure you are getting good sources of healthy fats and essential nutrients.
 
Supper tonight was a tasty homemade chili with ground pork, beans, tomatoes and carrots and topped off with a scoop of plain Greek yogurt – yum!

 A half hour of cardio after supper rounded out the day so I am chalking it up to another success!  Bring on Day 3!!

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